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TEN million people were left without broadband for the first time in history at the weekend, as a government subsidy cut prompted many to lose their internet access on the weekend.
About 50,000 homes were affected, with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) making headlines after forcing people to apply for a credit card through its online forms in order to get a second line of service from its provider, Sky.
The Department of Transport made headlines for offering people up to £35 a month for free access to its mobile hotspots via its smartphone app – a deal that left many more people with no access to the internet.
And it seems the price is now a little higher, as the Department of Energy and Climate Change has come under fire for allegedly making a significant profit from a power purchase agreement (PPAs) it struck with large coal-fired power stations during the last financial year.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change is embroiled in an investigation after it took a significant profit from a power purchase deal it struck with coal-fired power stations during the last financial year. The deals allowed it to purchase 100 per cent of the emissions-free electricity it currently generates through its carbon tax scheme – at a cost of £7.8bn from June 2016 to July 2017. The money was earmarked to fund an expansion of renewable energy, but has instead gone into the pockets of big companies such as coal-fired power stations. Read more here.
The price hikes were triggered by the DWP agreeing jarvees.comto pay the energy companies for providing “carbon tax credits”. It is unclear when the power purchase agreement with the big coal-fired power stations will end – it could have been in February, if the deal was successful at the time, or on April 1st next year.
“On this Sunday, 22 April 2016, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) made two decisions for its own benefit and which did not contribute to the economic well-being of the country,” said a DWP statement earlier this week.
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This is not the first time the government has brought a big electricity bill down. Last year, it slashed the cost of electricity to £50 from £65 and by the end of 2017, it is exp바카라ected that the price of electricity will have been reduced to just £28.
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